Mitchell's Mustard Blog

November 21, 2012

The Curious Ant

Filed under: Just a Thought — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — mitchellsmustard @ 5:46 pm

There was nothing wrong with being a little curious thought the lonely ant whilst walking with his hundred plus army companions, it’s a strange feeling to be surrounded by so many like you but feel so alone at the same time.

Why do we always walk in a line?

What would happen if I peeled off from the rest and went my own way?

Everyday this lonely little ant had the same thoughts, and always the same adventure plans in mind. He was a curious little ant that wasn’t like his brothers.

Why am I always following the one in front?

Why can’t they all follow me?

One day this little ant was going to break free, make his own plans and do what he wanted to do. He had plans of mini adventures, everyday he walked past a mound and never got the chance to stand on top of it or see it from the other side.

But . . . what would happen if I got into trouble?

Who would be there for me if I needed something?

Suddenly the doubts crept in like they always did, it was great to be a curious ant with ideas but scary to think what might actually happen if he did go his own way. As he made his way back to the nest he thought to himself . . . .

Maybe I’ll do it tomorrow?



  1. Hi Daniel,
    I love this one ,it made me laugh and was very perceptive.If I was an ant I might well think like this.

    Comment by Rose Ramshaw — January 23, 2013 @ 6:52 pm

    • Hi Rose,

      A friend of mine wanted me to come away from my comfort zone and try and write something for children, this was the result. I wanted it to feel motivationa but child friendly.

      Comment by mitchellsmustard — January 28, 2013 @ 10:44 am

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